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Helen ‘Kim’ Adams

1922 2009

Helen "Kim" Adams, 87, of Eagle, Idaho, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2009, at her home in Eagle. She was born in Bismark, N.D. on March 23, 1922, to David Finch and Maud Finch. As a small child she moved with her mother to Park City. Her mother’s second marriage to Gilbert Kimball gave her a kind and loving stepfather who raised her as his own.

Following graduation from Park City High in 1940, she attended Westminister J.C. in Salt Lake City (where she acquired the nickname Kim). After graduation from Utah State University in 1944 with a mathematics teaching degree, she taught for three years. She married Wayne Adams in August 1947 and has since resided in Eagle.

Her many interests included Bible study, music, sewing, knitting, card games, gardening and get-togethers with family and friends. She was a member of Eagle United Methodist Church, Pierce Park Grange, and Eagle Senior Center. Suvivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Wayne; daughter Gwen Adam of Eugene and sons Carl (Janet) of Meridian and Paul (Kathy) of Middleton; grandchildren; Gordon, Deanna, Melissa and Marci; brothers Gary and Paul Kimball; sisters Dorothy Decker and Bonnie Finch; five great-grandchilren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Bud and Bill Finch and Gilbert Kimball.

A funeral was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2010, at Eagle United Methodist Church. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Shriner’s Hospital or a favorite charity.


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